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Associate Print Project Manager

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Are you a Project Manager who loves working in the print industry and thrives in a team environment with amazing designers?
If so, we have an awesome opportunity for you working with a great agency in Portland.

Job Description:

To be a fully engaged, contributing member of the team of Project Managers, Designers, and Operations staff that participates in maintaining a functional, healthy, and friendly workspace environment. Facilitate and orchestrate workflow between clients, vendors, and the internal team with supervision as needed. Develop, and work within existing excel spreadsheets and work backs (calendars) to manage and monitor internal and client budgets and timelines. This particular position requires experience in the print industry: large and small format digital printing and offset print production.

Essential Functions:

  • Securing bids from existing vendor base, and producing large, medium, and small format digital print production projects as well as managing the production of high volume offset print production projects.
  • Develop, and work within existing excel spreadsheets
  • Must be detail oriented. Manage all aspects of a project with a thorough eye in regards to budgets, production spreadsheets, timelines and proofing.
  • Ability to track billable hours on client projects and update appropriate parties.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly, positively, and objectively to clients and vendors while being the back up on a project.
  • Communicate project schedules to team members and possible, or probable obstacles that may compromise the agreed upon schedule.
  • Provide written and/or verbal project updates upon request to the project manager or senior project manager in a timely matter that relates to each project.
  • Ability to maintain composure in all situations with clients. Stay positive and be proactive.
  • Ability to communicate a solution or resolution to a client or vendor thus making difficult situations suitable to everyone involved with supervision.
  • Compile and present all billing to project manager or senior project manager before being turned into accounting. Complete the internal billing process for each project.
  • Work to increase sales through networking, by building new relationships with vendors and clients each day. Actively seek new business opportunities.
  • Presentation. This role requires interaction with clients and vendors on a daily basis. It's imperative to be on point, express interest and eagerness to be working with he/she.
  • Multitasking is an essential function to keep up with various projects throughout each day.
  • This position entails writing estimate requests, purchase orders, print pricing quotes, memo's, emails and faxes in a professional, clear, and concise fashion that furthers the company's good standing with clients and vendors.
  • Work proactively to increase knowledge of industry printing and production methods.
  • Be proactive in looking for trends in the creative industry.
  • Ability to work in an open office space with a team environment. Be flexible to working with new people internally or on the client side to gain experience through new opportunities.
  • Debrief at the end of each project to identify key learning's and challenges and benefit the success of each project moving forward.
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings.
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